John Sentamu becomes Archbishop of York; the first black archbishop in the Church of England
The album The Wall by Pink Floyd was released
The Trade Descriptions Act came into force in the UK, making it illegal for traders to knowingly sell items with misleading labels or descriptions.
Death of George Hubert Wilkins, Australian polar explorer .
Death of Beniamino Gigli, Italian opera singer (One of the greatest Italian tenors of the early 20th century)
Crystal Palace destroyed by fire
Death of Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian military commander .
First international football match, at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow between Scotland and England – nil-all draw
Birth of Jagadis Chandra Bose, Bengali physicist, radio pioneer, and science fiction writer.